In the speech at Oxford farming conference in 2013, Mark Lynas talks about his anti GMO stand. Not really knowing why but just thinking of GMOs as bad. But he changes his mind and has scientific reasons why he did. In 2050 we will have a population of 9 million people on earth compared to the 7.51 billion now. So we will need a 100% more yield from farms with farm lands diminishing for commercial use like building homes or even malls. So rain forests will have to be used for farm land instead of home for animals. But a way to stop this from happening is to use GMOs. With GMOs it helps the farmer to create a bigger yield with the land he already has so there is more food for the public. In school we talked about GMOs and talked about some of the evil things the scientists were doing but know that I looked at this video it shows that GMOs are used to help create more food for the public so people are fed. I hope in the future, with GMOs being common place, that the teaching of eating less but eating smarter will be there too. Continue reading Mark Lynas Speech
On September 9th my agriculture class and I went on a field trip to a poultry farm located in Dover, and owned by Georgie Cartanza. On this trip Georgie showed us what happens everyday on her farm. From the recreations the chickens use, to the feed lines, and how they check on the chickens. The most interesting thing is the device used to regulate the temperature inside the chicken house. It also lets you know how much feed and water is being used. This experience was very eye opening because I always had a different view on chicken farms from social media. I’m glad I was able to have this experience.
On September 23rd my agricultural class and I went to Fifer Orchard in the Camden area. On this field trip we took a tour around the orchard and saw the many diverse vegetables and fruits grown their. We were shown irrigation tricks and also talked about the importance of immigrant helpers. We then saw the way that fruits and vegetables were packaged and stored. They also talked to us about the shipping of food and how natural disasters like Irma can make it difficult to get food from place to place. This trip was very inspirational because it is a family owned operation. They even have a little festival with music and a corn maze. It was nice seeing a family owned orchard for the first time.